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BOOK REVIEW – Future Noir: The Making of Blade Runner by Paul M. Sammon

By Marty Mulrooney

Future Noir The Making of Blade Runner

Future Noir is the ultimate guide to the 1982 science fiction film Blade Runner, directed by Ridley Scott. Written by film journalist Paul M. Sammon, the book – which is often referred to by fans as the ‘Blade Runner Bible’ – chronicles the adaptation of author Philip K. Dick’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? from page to screen and beyond, offering a behind-the-scenes guide to a production that, despite being troubled, birthed a thought-provoking classic that is still being talked about today.

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BOOK REVIEW – Hannah Green and Her Unfeasibly Mundane Existence by Michael Marshall Smith

By Marty Mulrooney

Hannah Green and Her Unfeasibly Mundane Existence by Michael Marshall Smith

Hannah Green and Her Unfeasibly Mundane Existence is the new novel by award-winning writer Michael Marshall Smith (The Straw Men, We Are Here). It tells the story of Hannah Green, who has decided that her very existence is unfeasibly mundane. That is, until she discovers her grandfather has been friends with the Devil for nearly two hundred and fifty years…

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BOOK REVIEW – Defender by G X Todd

By Marty Mulrooney

Defender by G X Todd

Defender is the debut novel – the first of a planned four-part series – of British author G X Todd, a thirty-four year-old librarian from the West Midlands. Published today in the UK (12th January 2017) by Headline, it is set in a future where the majority of the population has gone insane due to the ‘voices’ in their heads. Following an unprecedented number of suicides and murders, the survivors have scattered across an American landscape gone to ruin. As the story begins, a young girl sits on the dusty roadside of this post-apocalyptic nightmare trying to sell homemade lemonade. She needs a ride. After days without luck, she’s close to giving up. Then a man with a gun comes along on a motorcycle and the voice inside his head suggests he should stop for a drink…

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BOOK REVIEW – Rehab Run: A Danny Cleary Novel by Barbra Leslie

By Marty Mulrooney

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Rehab Run: A Danny Cleary Novel is the second instalment of a thriller trilogy by Barbra Leslie that began with Cracked in 2015, which AMO described as “a cracking good read, mixing the violence and dark laughs of a Tarantino film with the conspiracy-fuelled page turning of a Michael Marshall mystery thriller and the neo-noir of James Sallis.” In Rehab Run (published today in the UK by Titan Books), Danny Cleary returns to find herself embroiled in yet another series of murders, each more gruesome than the last. She’s only been in rehab for two weeks and all hell has already broken loose. Can she protect her brother and solve the crime before she starts taking drugs again?

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BOOK REVIEW – Tales of the Peculiar by Ransom Riggs

By Marty Mulrooney

Tales of the Peculiar

Tales of the Peculiar is a collection of illustrated ‘peculiar’ fairy tales by #1 New York Times bestselling author Ransom Riggs, published in the UK by Penguin Books on the 6th September 2016. Set within the same universe as his popular Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children trilogy of books, Tales of the Peculiar is presented as being written by former Miss Peregrine ward Millard Nullings, an invisible boy who is also an accomplished philologist and renowned scholar. From wealthy cannibals to a lonely giant called Cuthbert, each story is part fairy tale, part history, and part moral lesson.

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BOOK REVIEW – Over Your Dead Body by Dan Wells

By Marty Mulrooney

Over Your Dead Body - Dan Wells

Over Your Dead Body is the latest novel in the popular John Wayne Cleaver series of books by Dan Wells. Following on from I Am Not A Serial Killer, Mr Monster, I Don’t Want To Kill You and The Devil’s Only Friend, Over Your Dead Body finds John and his possessed childhood friend Brooke hitchhiking from town to town as they try to track down and kill the last of the Whithered – ancient demons that hide in plain sight – and stay one step ahead of the FBI.

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BOOK REVIEW – Underground Airlines by Ben H. Winters

By Marty Mulrooney

Underground Airlines Cover UK

Underground Airlines is the latest novel from award-winning writer Ben H. Winters, author of the Last Policeman trilogy (The Last Policeman, Countdown City, World of Trouble). An alternative history novel set in the present day, there’s one key difference to the world as we know it – slavery still exists.

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